September 29, 2014
Election win spoils divvied up
The Prime Minister has signed support deals with ACT and United Future, but it will be some days before Maori Party members find out what they get out of the coalition.
Co-leader Te Uroroa Flavell and the party executive are consulting with electorate branches this week on what they hope to get.
United Future's Peter Dunne will again be a minister outside Cabinet with responsibilty for Internal Affairs as well as Associate Health and Conservation.
ACT's David Seymour was appointed parliamentary undersecretary to the ministers of Education and Regulatory Reform.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says John Key has thumbed his nose at the status and importance of public office by promoting the new, inexperienced and sole ACT MP.
He says ACT only exists because National told its Epsom supporters to vote for Mr Seymour, and Mr Key would have saved the taxpayer a fortune by just appointing a minder for him.
Copyright © 2014, UMA Broadcasting Ltd: www.waateanews.com